To be able to know how many Resorts there are today in the Maldives, I have compiled the latest list of all operating Resorts with one photo per each resort.
It all started in 1972 with the first resort in Maldives, Kurumba, still existing, in North Male Atoll.
The Maldives Islands have rapidly been transformed and built into Resorts.
50 years later, the Maldives have changed a lot…
How many Resorts are there are in the Maldives ?
Maldives Resort List Last Update : JULY 2020
How many resorts are operating today in the Maldives?
As far as I know and according to the latest openings that I closely follow for years…
Current number of resorts in Maldives
In 2018, there are 150 Resorts in the all Maldivian Archipelago In 2019, according to present resorts and announced openings, there will be approximately 161 Resorts ( and probably a bit more…) in the Maldives in total.
In 2020, there are 166 operating Resorts in the all Maldivian Archipelago.
Almost a dozen new resorts are opening each year !
North Male Atoll and South Male Atoll have no more Islands for Resort leases.
Raa Atoll and Dhaalu Atoll are the current main new location for new resorts to open, followed by Noonu, Baa and Lhaviyani Atolls ( …).
Maldives land reclamation and dredging
Due to large demand from Hotel Cies and lack of land needed for Maldives housing and industry, the Maldivian government has recently increased authorizations for land reclamation ( including in protected areas of the Maldives).
What is Land Reclamation ?
Several new resorts are now created on artificial Islands borned from heavy dredging.
Consequently, several new resorts are now created on artificial Islands borned from heavy dredging.
The geographical fact about Maldives 1200 Islands…is about to get seriously revised.
Dreaming of Maldives. The Video
READ MORE ( on our main website ) : Maldives Travel Information & Geography.
Due to the crowded situation in central Atolls, most ( if not all ) new resorts are now opening in far away Atolls : Raa Atoll in North Maldives and Dhaalu Atoll in central South Maldives.
Maldives Latest Resort Openings
All resorts featured in this list are currently operating or about to operate in 2020.
All Maldives Resorts with 1 Photo per each
Total Number of Resorts in May 2020 : 167.
List of Resorts per Atoll
Click on a resort name to explore more
Haa Alifu Atoll
Resorts in Haa Alifu Atoll, Maldives
Our Video of Hideaway Maldives
( before renovation )
Haa Dhaalu Atoll
Resorts in Haa Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
Hondaafushi Island Resort
The Barefoot Eco Hotel
Resorts in Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives
JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Resorts in Noonu Atoll, Maldives
Robinson Club Noonu
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Beach & Spa
Resorts in Raa Atoll, Maldives
Brennia Kottefaru Maldives
Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
Heritance Aarah Maldives
Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau
The Standard Maldives
You and Me by Cocoon Maldives
Resorts in Baa Atoll, Maldives
Our Video of Anantara Kihavah Maldives
Dhigufaru Island Resort
Dreamland Unique Island
Our Video of Milaidhoo Maldives Sandbank
Resorts in Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
Our Videos of Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
Innahura Maldives Resort
Komandoo Island Resort
Palm Beach Resort
North Male Atoll
Resorts in North Male Atoll, Maldives
Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi
Our Video of Baros Maldives
Centara Ras Fushi Resort
Club Med Finolhu Villas
Club Med Kani
Eriyadu Island Resort
Our Videos of Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
Grand Park Kodhipparu
Our Videos of Huvafen Fushi
Malahini Kuda Bandos
Meeru Island Resort
Paradise Island Resort
Summer Island Village
Taj Coral Reef
Thulhagiri Island Resort
Resorts in Rasdhoo Atoll, Maldives
Veligandu Island Resort
South Male Atoll
Resorts in South Male Atoll, Maldives
Adaaran Prestige Vadoo
Our Video of Anantara Dhigu Maldives
Biyadoo Island Resort
Fihalhohi Island Resort
Fun Island Resort
Holiday Inn Kandooma Maldives
Our Video of Naladhu maldives
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
Taj Exotica Resort
Our Video of Velassaru maldives
North Ari Atoll
Resorts in North Ari Atoll, Maldives
Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon
Gangehi Island Resort
Nika Island Resort
Velidhu Island Resort
Our Video of W Maldives
South Ari Atoll
Resorts in South Ari Atoll, Maldives
Amaya Kuda Rah
Angaga Island Resort
Centara Grand Island
Our Video of Lily Beach Maldives
Sun Island Resort
Resorts in Vaavu Atoll, Maldives
Resorts in Faafu Atoll, Maldives
Resorts in Meemu Atoll, Maldives
Resorts in Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
Aaaveee Nature’s Paradise
Our Videos of Niyama Maldives
RIU Palace Maldives
Sun Aqua Iru Veli
Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli
Resorts in Thaa Atoll, Maldives
Resorts in Laamu Atoll, Maldives
Our Video of Six Senses Laamu
Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
Resorts in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
Gaafu Alifu Atoll
Resorts in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives
Robinson Club Maldives
Seenu Atoll or Addu Atoll
Resorts in Seenu Atoll, Maldives
South Palm Resort Maldives
To be continued…